Talk:Battle of Patay

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Duplicate person[edit]

Under the Aftermath heading it is stated that 'both Talbot and Shrewsbury became French prisoners', but Talbot and Shresbury is the same person. Perhaps it should have been some other person? O0pyromancer0o 04:27, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Turning Point[edit]

So this is basically the turning point?Cameron Nedland 00:07, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Commanders[edit]

Why isn't Joan of Arc on the Commanders list along with La Hire and Xaintrailles? Phu2734 15:51, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

The battle is described from a very La Trémoille political perspective: La Hire and Xaintrailles were supporters of his. The omission of his rival Arthur III, Count of Richemont, Constable of France, is breathtaking! 114.76.8.62 (talk) 08:52, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Reference to Jean Dagneau[edit]

This comment seems to refer either to a previous (possibly deleted) sentence, or perhaps an image, but it is not clear where or what it refers to presently:

"This is the Captain Jean Dagneau, under the command of the Grand Ecuyer Pothon Xaintrailles, who captured the famous General John Talbot. After this feat of arms, Jean Dagneau was ennobled in March 1438 by Charles V, King of the French, which is at the origin of the family name of Dagneau de Richecour."

Does anyone know what is missing here? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.93.54.27 (talk) 10:19, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Numbers[edit]

Its clear that the French outnumbered the English in Total numbers. The 1,500 number is the vanguard count. If anyone knows the exact count of the French main force it may be of use. DaltonCastle (talk) 20:40, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Sourced numbers would be better, instead of opinions or guestimates. --Kansas Bear (talk) 22:12, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

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This victory was to the French what Agincourt was to the English[edit]

This phrase needs clarification or, better, to be replaced with a more detailed description of what is meant by the vague allusion.

Even the body of the text describes the disproportionate casualties and the "devastating consequences for the English position in France" itself a vague enough phrase, the introductory passage should be clearer, since it could mean anything

Does the writer mean the battle "was to the French what Agincourt was to the English" in terms of strategic advantage and war aims? National pride and folk lore?

Do the French still discuss and analyse the battle of Patay today and cite speeches written by their national poet, put in the mouth of a hero king? That's what Agincourt means to the English. JF42 (talk) 10:31, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

"the dreaded bowmen"[edit]

This description is of little value as it stands. There is no reference to the bowmen inspiring dread in the preceding text. Their reputation is not shown to have any impact on the outcome of the battle. Indeed, the fatal indiscipline of at least some bowmen and the archers' subsequent rout suggests quite the opposite.

If the writer means to suggest that the reputation of the 'English' bowmen as the sourge of the French (were they only English?) proved ill-founded, or that their reputation as 'battle winners' suffered irreparable damage as a result of their defeat, with ]important consequences for ensuing campaigns, etc. etc. then that would be better stated clearly.

For the moment, I believe it is best to excise 'dreaded,' as currently it deprives the article of authority.

JF42 (talk) 10:48, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

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